Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) leaked specs include Exynos 7870 CPU, Android 7.0 Nougat

Two Galaxy J smartphones are about to make their debut in the United States very soon, the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), but we've just learned that a third might be coming, too.

We first got wind of the unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) back in February, when the smartphone was spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance with model number SM-J530FM/DS. The only information about the phone was the fact that it was running Android 6.0 Marshmallow at that time.

Today, the phone appeared again, but this time we've been blessed with slightly more information about its specs. A new Samsung SM-J530FM model has been recently listed at Geekbench, and while some of the details we're offered might not be 100% accurate, it should be enough to give us an idea of what's to come.

First off, the smartphone is now running Android 7.0 Nougat, which is a more than welcomed improvement. At the heart of the Galaxy J5 (2017) sits the same chip that powers the Galaxy J7 Prime, the Exynos 7870. The octa-core processor is paired with 2GB RAM, but the amount of storage remains a mystery for now.

We have yet to find out more about the phone's camera and battery, but we're certain information regarding the Galaxy J5 (2017) will emerge in the coming weeks. We're also not sure whether or not the smartphone will be launched in the United States, just like the Galaxy J3 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017), but we hope to learn more soon.

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Galaxy J5 (2017)
  • Display 5.2" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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11 Comments

1. kerginaldo17 unregistered

By the time it's on the road and being one of Samsung's best-selling smartphones the J5 deserved at least 3 gigabytes of RAM

5. Ishtiaque99

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Be happy that J5 got rid of SD410, let alone 3 gigs of ram.

2. yes3sir

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Never buying a samsung phone again. I spent $800 on a Galaxy Note 4 and I am not getting the Nougat (I have the 64-bit Exynos model), plus I am stuck with the s**tty TouchWiz from 2014. Then this phone with half the specs gets Nougat with the latest Touchwiz UI. I am not an iSheep but at least Apple gets the updates done right. iOS 10 still runs on a 2012 iPhone 5.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"I am not an iSheep but at least Apple gets the updates done right. iOS 10 still runs on a 2012 iPhone 5." And you think iOS 10 runs on the iPhone 5 better than your Note 4 does? Why get hyped over iOS version numbers? Updates are good, as long as it doesn't bring your device to a crawl...SMH

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

iPhone 5 runs pretty well and still fairly smoothly on iOS 10, it will be the last update it sees though, it isn't getting iOS 11 Agreed on Samsung completly botching support for the Note 4, it's sad, really... it deserves Nougat

6. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

Samsung is a hardware company. Apple is a software company. This is why Apple have better services. But a lot I people wants a better hardware that's why choose a Samsung device. Yes, we see how good is with Note 7. Yes ok the device was a peace of art as a hardware but the battery was a peace of sit.

7. VasiliS7

Posts: 203; Member since: Jan 10, 2017

* piece of s**t

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

Tizen?? Samsung is very much a software company as well dude...Gear S software? Touchwiz? Samsung Smart TV software...? etc... Samsung makes a ton of software They heavily contribute to Android OS code also

9. kerginaldo17 unregistered

I have a note 4 and I know he will not get any more updates, but I'm happy with his performance.I am not manic about updating. Super satisfied with my note 4.

10. yes3sir

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

It is not about satisfaction it is about staying on the cutting edge of innovation. Of course the phone runs fine with the current UI but I should expect features like Samsung Themes, Always On display, animations and better aesthetics etc. if I am paying a premium price for it and of course I'll get mad when the same features show up in a $200 phone two months later.

11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Get custom ROM, it's fun playing around if you get bored with old device.

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